The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits audiobook

The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection

By Louisa Thomsen Brits
Read by Kim Mai Guest

Penguin Audio
2.76 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525522942

"One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life."—Shelf Awareness Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in.  Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend.  When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge.  The Book of Hygge is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you.   With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your essential guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. A perfect gift, The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors. As seen in the The New Yorker.

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Summary

Summary

"One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life."—Shelf Awareness

Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. 


Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. 

When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge. 

The Book of Hygge
 is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you.
 
With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your essential guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. A perfect gift, The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors.

As seen in the The New Yorker.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A philosophy for mindful living. The Guardian           
Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge. Irish Daily Mail, You magazine
A thing of beauty. Irish Examiner 
Inviting. In increasingly fast-paced and competitive America, hygge has considerable appeal; readers may very well find reading Brits’ compact and enjoyable book the literary version of the practice. Publishers Weekly
Filled with thought-provoking learnings, the evolution of hygge in its many forms. Interiors & Living         
The Book of Hygge is likely to be one of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life…A pretty book, soothing to look at, but it also offers a genuine challenge to develop oases of tolerance and peace at home and in the workplace, to balance the alienation, overstimulation and anxious striving of everyday life. Sara Catterall, Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Casts hygge as a state of mindfulness: how to make essential and mundane tasks dignified, joyful, and beautiful, how to live a life connected with loved ones. [The Book of Hygge] focusses on the concept’s philosophical and spiritual underpinnings rather than its quirky objects. The New Yorker
“A philosophy for mindful living.” Guardian (London)
The most poetic of the [hygge books]; I found myself repeatedly returning to its list-like incantation of hyggeligt habits. Louisa Kamps, ELLE
“The most poetic of the [hygge books].” Elle
“Casts hygge as a state of mindfulness…[and] focusses on the concept’s philosophical and spiritual underpinnings rather than its quirky objects.” New Yorker
“One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life…to balance the alienation, overstimulation, and anxious striving of everyday life.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“This gentle audiobook, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, shares the Danish concept of hygge with the rest of the rushed and lonely world….Sounding contemplative, even meditative, Guest shares the history of everything hygge and is completely at home pronouncing Danish words and phrases.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Louisa Thomsen Brits

Author Bio: Louisa Thomsen Brits

Louisa Thomsen Brits was born in Uganda to a Danish mother and English father. She is a mother of four, an amateur naturalist and wild swimmer. She has been a radio restaurant and arts critic and a tribal bellydance teacher. Louisa is interested in the overlooked details of ordinary lives, liminal places, community, and craft. She writes about the art of living, the nature of things, our common life, and the rhythms and rituals that unite and define us all.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 2.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English